TIME Prince  An Artist s Life 1958 2016 Book

TIME Prince An Artist s Life 1958 2016


  • Author : The Editors of TIME
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683304203

DOWNLOAD BOOK
TIME Prince An Artist s Life 1958 2016 Excerpt :

In a career that spanned nearly four decades, Prince captivated generations of audiences with not only his talent for songwriting and lyricism but his outré style and electrifying performances. His albums—a category-defying blend of rock, R&B, soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop, disco and pop—have inspired countless artists and influenced the sound and trajectory of music for years to come. His hits have been the soundtrack for so many touchpoints across the lives of millions of fans, including “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “Kiss,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Raspberry Beret,” “1999” and the landmark song “Purple Rain,” from the soundtrack of his semi-autobiographical movie. Now, in a tribute to the late Grammy- and Oscar-winning legend, TIME presents a lavishly illustrated special edition tracing Prince’s life story and career. This commemorative edition combines classic and rarely seen photographs and text from the Time Inc. archives, as well as the story behind the movie Purple Rain; a look inside Prince’s famed home and studio, Paisley Park; his unprecedented approach to the “business of Prince”; exclusive tributes from Sheila E., Seal and Lenny Kravitz; and a rundown of 25 essential Prince songs plus a handful of lesser-known gems. Comprehensive and visually compelling, Prince: An Artist’s Life honors the life, legend and musical legacy of a creative icon and performer.

Prince Book

Prince


  • Author : Eric Braun
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications ™
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512438611

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Prince Excerpt :

Prince Rogers Nelson wrote his first song at age seven, and soon taught himself to play the piano, drums, and guitar. In the early 1980s, Prince wondered how to make his music—a mix of pop, funk, soul, and R&B—more appealing to an audience that loved more mainstream rock shows. He ended up making Purple Rain, the hit movie and soundtrack that turned him into a megastar. Experimenting with style, genre, and society's expectations of him as an African-American performer, Prince defied labels. Follow Prince's journey to superstardom, and learn how this wildly talented, prolific, and often-controversial performer touched the hearts of fans around the world.

Time Commemorative Edition Prince  an Artist s Life 1958 2016 Book

Time Commemorative Edition Prince an Artist s Life 1958 2016


  • Author : THE EDITORS OF TIME.
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2023-01-30
  • Genre: MUSIC
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1683304233

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Time Commemorative Edition Prince an Artist s Life 1958 2016 Excerpt :

In a career that spanned nearly four decades, Prince captivated generations of audiences with not only his talent for songwriting and lyricism but his outré style and electrifying performances. His albums-a category-defying blend of rock, R&B, soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop, disco and pop-have inspired countless artists and influenced the sound and trajectory of music for years to come. His hits have been the soundtrack for so many touchpoints across the lives of millions of fans, including "I Wanna Be Your Lover," "Kiss," "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy," "Raspberry Beret," "1999" and the landmark song "Purple Rain," from the soundtrack of his semi-autobiographical movie.Now, in a tribute to the late Grammy- and Oscar-winning legend, TIME presents a lavishly illustrated special edition tracing Prince's life story and career. This commemorative edition combines classic and rarely seen photographs and text from the Time Inc. archives, as well as the story behind the movie Purple Rain; a look inside Prince's famed home and studio, Paisley Park; his unprecedented approach to the "business of Prince"; exclusive tributes from Sheila E., Seal and Lenny Kravitz; and a rundown of 25 essential Prince songs plus a handful of lesser-known gems.Comprehensive and visually compelling, Prince: An Artist's Life honors the life, legend and musical legacy of a creative icon and performer.

                                                             Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:233187547

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Excerpt :

African American Culture  An Encyclopedia of People  Traditions  and Customs  3 volumes  Book

African American Culture An Encyclopedia of People Traditions and Customs 3 volumes


  • Author : Omari L. Dyson
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-07-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 940
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440862441

DOWNLOAD BOOK
African American Culture An Encyclopedia of People Traditions and Customs 3 volumes Excerpt :

Covering everything from sports to art, religion, music, and entrepreneurship, this book documents the vast array of African American cultural expressions and discusses their impact on the culture of the United States. According to the latest census data, less than 13 percent of the U.S. population identifies as African American; African Americans are still very much a minority group. Yet African American cultural expression and strong influences from African American culture are common across mainstream American culture—in music, the arts, and entertainment; in education and religion; in sports; and in politics and business. African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs covers virtually every aspect of African American cultural expression, addressing subject matter that ranges from how African culture was preserved during slavery hundreds of years ago to the richness and complexity of African American culture in the post-Obama era. The most comprehensive reference work on African American culture to date, the book covers topics such as black contributions to literature and the arts, music and entertainment, religion, and professional sports. It also provides coverage of less-commonly addressed subjects, such as African American fashion practices and beauty culture, the development of jazz music across different eras, and African American business. • Identifies influential aspects of African American culture through entries on topics such as African Americans in sports, in musical genres such as blues, gospel, hip hop, and jazz, and in religions such as Christianity, Islam, and Yoruba • Makes clear the numerous ways African Americans have produced, maintained, and evolved their culture in the United States • Enables readers to truly comprehend what "diversity" is by gaining substantive knowledge of how a particular group of persecuted people has learned to thrive artistically and culturally in the United States

TIME LIFE Deaths That Shocked the World  BAZ Billing  Book

TIME LIFE Deaths That Shocked the World BAZ Billing


  • Author : The Editors of TIME-LIFE
  • Publisher : Time Home Entertainment
  • Release Date : 2018-03-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781547841622

DOWNLOAD BOOK
TIME LIFE Deaths That Shocked the World BAZ Billing Excerpt :

Fallen giants, taken too soon. Unexpected deaths are not entirely unexpected-they surround us every day. What shocks us is "the who," the how, and the why of them, especially when it comes to celebrities. Whether they fought for our rights or spoke to us through song, moved us on screen, stage, or provided leadership for our country, they gave us a window into their hearts and minds, and their loss unites friends and strangers in an outpouring of sadness. Deaths That Shocked the World, the new Special Edition from TIME-LIFE, tells the stories of how we lost some of our most beloved icons to accidents, drugs, murder, and political assassination. And regardless of how they died, it is agreed that they all went too soon. Princess Diana and James Dean, John Lennon and Prince, Kurt Cobain and Robin Williams, Martin Luther King and both John F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr., are among the many featured in this Special Edition that profiles the impact their lives and deaths had on our world.

This Thing Called Life Book

This Thing Called Life


  • Author : Joseph Vogel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501333996

DOWNLOAD BOOK
This Thing Called Life Excerpt :

What were Prince's politics? What did he believe about God? And did he really forsake the subject-sex-that once made him the most subversive superstar of the Reagan era? In this illuminating thematic biography, Joseph Vogel explores the issues that made Prince one of the late 20th century's most unique, controversial, and fascinating artists. Since his unexpected death in 2016, Prince has been recognized by peers, critics, and music fans alike. President Barack Obama described him as “one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time.” Yet in spite of the influx of attention, much about Prince's creative life, work, and cultural impact remains thinly examined. This Thing Called Life fills this vacuum, delving deep into seven key topics-politics, sound, race, gender, sex, religion, and death-that allow us to see Prince in fresh, invigorating new ways. Accessible and timely, This Thing Called Life takes the reader on a journey through the catalog and creative revolution of one of America's most compelling and elusive icons.

Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry Book

Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry


  • Author : Keith Hatschek
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-09-15
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538111444

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry Excerpt :

Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important artists, managers, companies, industry terminology and significant trade associations.

From Gay to Z  A Queer Compendium Book

From Gay to Z A Queer Compendium


  • Author : Justin Elizabeth Sayre
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2022-05-10
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452183879

DOWNLOAD BOOK
From Gay to Z A Queer Compendium Excerpt :

This illustrated compendium celebrates LGBTQIA+ history and culture, written by and according to culture icon Justin Elizabeth Sayre! Based on Sayre's five-part show in New York City, From Gay to Z is a humorous collection of the rich legacy of gay culture, told through the letters of the alphabet. From ABBA to addiction, hair and makeup to HIV, Fannie Flagg to fierce, Sayre offers their own perspective on the things that have influenced gay culture today, including iconic figures, historical moments, ongoing issues in the LGBTQIA+ community, and everything in between. As gay culture is always evolving and different for everyone, this book does not serve as a definitive guide—instead, Sayre encourages readers to use this knowledge to reflect on the things that have informed their personal identities. Engagingly written and beautifully designed, From Gay to Z is a distinctive and dynamic look at gay culture for LGBTQIA+ readers everywhere. STRONG VOICE AND ENGAGING CONTENT: Sayre's writing is lively, engaging, and rich. The entries have their own style and contain humorous anecdotes, facts, commentary, and more—all told through Sayre's animated yet authoritative voice. BELOVED, WELL-KNOWN AUTHOR: Sayre is active and well-known in the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond. They've been recognized as one of "LA's 16 Most Talented LGBT Comics" by Frontiers Magazine, and their debut comedy album, The Gay Agenda, was named one of 2016's "Best Things in Comedy" by The Comedy Bureau. They host their own podcast, Sparkle & Circulate, where they interview performers, writers, and other creative minds of the LGBTQIA+ community. As an activist, Justin's charity benefit show, "Night of a Thousand Judys," raises money for the Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBTQIA+ youth and is now in its 7th year. Perfect for: • LGBTQIA+ people of all ages • Fans of Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood • Those looking for a birthday or holiday gift for their LGBTQIA+ friends and family

Proceedings of MAC ETL 2016 Book

Proceedings of MAC ETL 2016


  • Author : group of authors
  • Publisher : MAC Prague consulting
  • Release Date : 2016-12-07
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9788088085119

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Proceedings of MAC ETL 2016 Excerpt :

The conference proceedings - Multidisciplinary Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning, Czech Republic, Prague (MAC-ETL 2016)

Boy oh Boy Book

Boy oh Boy


  • Author : Cliff Leek
  • Publisher : Wide Eyed Editions
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 67
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786038753

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Boy oh Boy Excerpt :

Meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history. From activists like Mahatma Gandhi and Frederick Douglass to creative innovators like Prince and David Hockney, these men have fought conventional stereotypes to prove that modern-day masculinity can be defined freely. Instead of a single model of how a boy can grow into a man, this book offers 30 stories of people whose lives demonstrate that there are endless possibilities—that boys and men can do and be so much more than what we think of when we say things like “boys will be boys.” Discover a world of inspirational change-makers, teachers, peacemakers, artists, scientists, and more who have defied the expectations, care deeply about others, stand up for what is right, and express themselves in creative and exciting ways. Inspiring a new generation of boys: David Hockney; Muhammad Ali; Nelson Mandela; Prince; Richard Loving; César Chávez; Thurgood Marshall; John Muir; Lebron James; Frederick Douglass; Patricio Manuel; Hayao Miyazaki; Oscar Wilde; Ta-Nehisi Coates; Ezra Jack Keats; Freddie Mercury; Grandmaster Flash; Luther Christman; Mahatma Gandhi; Bruce Lee; Carl Sagan; George Washington Carver; Jaime Escalante; Carlos Acosta; Bayard Rustin; Edward Enninful; John Dewey; Alfred Nobel; Kit Yan; and W.E.B. Du Bois.

The Beautiful Ones Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Beautiful Ones


  • Author : Prince
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399589652

DOWNLOAD BOOK
The Beautiful Ones Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death NAMED ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE GUARDIAN • NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince—a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, pages that bring us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution through candid images that go up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book’s fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain—the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey. The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his profound collab

Prince Book

Prince


  • Author : Mobeen Azhar
  • Publisher : Stories Behind the Songs
  • Release Date : 2016-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 178097891X

DOWNLOAD BOOK
Prince Excerpt :

This book pays homage to the glamour, the sexiness and originality that Prince embodied: the artist is no more, but his music - and his legend - will live forever. - From the back cover.

The Rough Guide to the USA  Travel Guide eBook  Book

The Rough Guide to the USA Travel Guide eBook


  • Author : Rough Guides
  • Publisher : Rough Guides UK
  • Release Date : 2017-03-30
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 1938
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241308097

DOWNLOAD BOOK
The Rough Guide to the USA Travel Guide eBook Excerpt :

The Rough Guide to the USA is the ultimate guide to all fifty star-spangled states. Whether you're planning a mammoth cross-country road-trip, an action-packed whizz around the Rockies, or just a lazy time lounging on the West Coast's best beaches, this fully updated guide will assist you every step of the way. Packed with colour maps, itineraries and route suggestions, The Rough Guide to the USA will help you discover the best the United States has to offer, from New York's galleries and Miami's nightlife, to the lobster shacks of Maine and the vineyards of California. With expert reviews of hotels, restaurants, clubs and bars, plus all the information you'll need on city sights and national parks, you'll make the most of your American adventure with The Rough Guide to the USA.